Even though colder, cloudier weather is settling in, you shouldn’t be taking a rain check on skincare. Remember that cool, windy conditions tend to strip the skin of moisture. Add to that the fact that many of us are still recovering from summer and fall skin damage! Because of this, laser and light treatments are an ideal choice during the winter months—known as “laser season.”
Light-treated skin is hypersensitive to sunlight. Since people stay indoors longer during the chilly days of winter, they find it easier to create conditions conducive to healing. In addition to laser skin resurfacing, BroadBand Light (BBL™) used by Florida’s Skin Wellness Physicians in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) sessions are great for addressing a variety of skin concerns.
IPL is a light therapy as opposed to a laser. It can be filtered to vaporize specific abnormalities, such as age spots, sun damage, broken blood vessels, redness, rosacea, and unwanted face or body hair. Much like a camera flash, IPL emits scattered light of several wavelengths. Unwanted hair follicles or pigment take in the energy as heat, which damages the cells. The treated skin eventually appears clearer and more youthful.
BroadBand Light (BBL™) is considered to be the gold standard for Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. It is highly flexible and can be customized for a range of skin irregularities on any area of the body, including ones that are difficult to reach. The advanced system has built-in precision CoolComfort™ technology.
As the skin is especially vulnerable following an IPL treatment, be sure to avoid sun exposure and include ongoing sun protection as part of your long-term skincare routine—even on overcast or foggy days!
Explore cosmetic dermatology services by Skin Wellness Physicians for Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and all of Florida. For more advice on BroadBand Light (BBL™) IPL treatments and more, call (239) 732-0044 or visit the contact page to send a message.